Thursday, 27 February 2014



Teens with autism have the potential to be excellent actors. They are natural observers—able to study, imitate, and learn social behavior. The Autism Playbook for Teens is designed to bolster these strengths with mindfulness strategies and roleplaying scripts, while also helping teens reduce anxiety, manage emotions, be more aware in the present moment, and connect with others. This book offers a unique, strengths-based approach to help teens with autism spectrum (including Asperger’s Syndrome) develop social skills, strengthen communication, and thrive. The activities contained in each chapter are custom-designed to work with the unique perspectives, sensory processing, neurological strengths and challenges that teens with autism bring to their encounters with the social world.  By engaging in these activities, teens will gain an authentic awareness of their surroundings, leading to better social interaction that is also rewarding, interesting, and fun. The delightful and creative activities in this book are grounded in well-documented clinical observations and current empirical studies. They also take into account the real neurological differences that exist in young people with autism, and focuses on the unique pathways needed to connect with and inspire these exceptional and fabulous teenagers. This is the only book available for teens with autism that specifically integrates mindfulness skills and imaginative scripted roleplaying activities for building authentic social experiences.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

WWW Wednesday {26.02.2014}




What are you currently reading ? I'm currently reading  4 books , The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rapaport ,Thirst by Mary Donnaruma Sharnick ,Rottent At The Heart by Bartholomew Daniels and The Kings Dogge by Nigel Green.They're really good.





What did i recently finish ? I recently finished What to consider if you're considering Univeristy by Ken.S Coates and Bill Morrison . Very informative ! Recommended for parents and students .
What do i think i'll read next ? No idea !

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Teaser Tuesdays {25.02.2014}





My teaser :

The trunk was full of books , old ones.Leather bindings ,some of them with raised bands across the spines ,the Coptic method .I took out a few, paged through them.They weren't mint.The whole trunk gave off a musty smell. 
 pg 5 Rotten At The Heart by Bartholomew Daniels

Monday, 24 February 2014

Continued from Musing Mondays








Musing Mondays {24.02.2014}



Musing Mondays , today, asks you to play along with the 3 BOOKS fun!


3 Books that have impacted you :
Quiet the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain 
The NICE reboot by Penina Rybak 


The Socail Executive by Donnie Law

3 Books currently on your wish list :
An Unqueit Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Wordly Wise by James McDonald
Poroit and Me by David Suchet 

3 Books you've purchased in the last 6 months ;
Rubber Necker by Belinda Bauer 
Writer Baby Steps ,An Essay For Beginners by D C Dan Lee
The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

3 Books you can't help but recommend to others :
Quiet by Susan Cain
The Nice Reboot by Penina Rybak
Blog Wonderful by Danna Fox




Thursday, 13 February 2014

"Of Ink,Wit and Intrique"




Of Ink, Wit and Intrigue is a quirky historical fiction, weaving known facts in the life of one of England’s most notorious wastrels, wits, poets and libertines, John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), with invented episodes, both bizarre and plausible. The book characterises the life of this infamous and fantastical man, and those of his meritorious wife and beloved children, his friends and his enemies. It also portrays his romantic infatuation and adoration for his mistress, the celebrated actress Mrs. Elizabeth Barry. Rochester vividly narrates the intimate events of his odd and audacious life, in England and abroad. His story reveals his associations with all ranks of people and all manner of places and buildings, including London, the idyllic Cotswolds of his birth, Dorset and Somerset. Many of the locations in his story are still evident today, wherein his extraordinary spirit lives on. Of Ink, Wit and Intrigue is a unique novel, recounted with candour, that invites the reader into Rochester’s inimitable life. It will appeal widely to anyone with either a passing or a keen interest in the infamous times of England’s seventeenth century and its people – as well as fans of historical fiction in general.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Teaser Tuesday {11.02.2014}



My teaser :

"Minka !" George was embracing a curvaceous girl with dark skin. "Whats news ?" he was asking .
Andrei paled a little and felt his mother beside him again. They both knew what George had meant by  "Just back in the city?"  pg 26 One Night In Winter by Simone Seabag Montefiore
 
If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal?

Moscow 1945. As Stalin and his courtiers celebrate victory over Hitler, shots ring out. On a nearby bridge, a teenage boy and girl lie dead. 

But this is no ordinary tragedy and these are no ordinary teenagers, but the children of Russia’s most important leaders who attend the most exclusive school in Moscow. 

Is it murder? A suicide pact? Or a conspiracy against the state? 

Directed by Stalin himself, an investigation begins as children are arrested and forced to testify against their friends - and their parents. This terrifying witch-hunt soon unveils illicit love affairs and family secrets in a hidden world where the smallest mistakes will be punished with death.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Musing Mondays {10.02.2014}



Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

My musing :
I'm reading "The Idiot " by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and really enjoying it .This is one of those books that ends up on the "never read lists" . I'm almost finished it .
 I've  had read quite a lot of books from Netgalley and needed something else just for a break.


Monday, 3 February 2014

Musing Mondays {03.02.2014}






Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!


I'm reading two books at the moment "The Seventh Woman" by Fredrique Molay and "The Grand Cru Heist "by Jean - Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen. They are good i love a good mystery ! 
I have read a lot of business books recently i needed a break .lol . Both Netgalley.